Maddie and Olivia Meylor say they have been robbed of their womanhood after receiving a Gardasil vaccine which prevents HPV. The Wisconsin sisters were the first in the United States to claim that the HPV vaccine caused premature ovarian failure.
Maddie and Olivia Meylor were diagnosed with premature ovarian failure in 2007, when they were teenagers. They started menopause decades early.
“We were devastated,” said Joen Meylor, the girls’ mother. “It’s rare at their age and it’s very rare that two sisters would have premature ovarian failure.”
The sisters went through the same genetic testing, looking for answers. They say all roads led back to that doctor’s visit in 2007.
“I realized it was the Gardasil vaccine,” said Joen Meylor.
The Meylors believe the HPV vaccine is to blame for their rare disorder.
The sisters, who may never be able to have children in the traditional sense, filed a federal claim with the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
“We can carry a child, but we can’t create our own,” Olivia Meylor said.
However on May 16th a federal judge dismissed the case because ‘some’ of the symptoms were present prior to immunisation. The judge did not however make a ruling as to whether ovarian failure is a legitimate injury from the vaccine.
Merck released this statement:
“Nothing is more important to Merck than the safety of our medicines and vaccines. Merck employees, and our families, use our vaccines, too.
We are confident in the safety profile of GARDASIL. The safety and efficacy of GARDASIL was established in clinical trials involving more than 25,000 females and males. Safety has continued to be evaluated in several large post-licensure surveillance studies in more than 500,000 people following administration of more than a million doses of vaccine. And while difficult to determine number of doses administered, more than 169 million doses of GARDASIL have been distributed globally since 2006.
Merck has reviewed the post-licensure reports of POI after administration of GARDASIL and has concluded that the evidence does not support a causal relationship to the vaccine. These cases have been reported to the US FDA and other regulatory agencies. There have been no reports of adverse reactions of POI in subjects who received GARDASIL in clinical trials. A medical history of POI has been reported by a small number of trial participants who received GARDASIL or placebo; the number of medical history reports of POI is similar for GARDASIL and placebo recipients.
Parents should understand the extensive data supporting the safety profile of GARDASIL, and we encourage them to look to CDC and FDA, and to the advice of their own physicians, to make an informed choice about something as important as a vaccine to help prevent cervical cancer.”
Yet many well respected scientists and pediatricians have aired their concerns over links between the Gardasil HPV Vaccine and Ovarian Cancer. The American Institution of Pediatricians released the following statement earlier this year:
- Long term ovarian function was not assessed in either the original rat safety studies, or in the human vaccine trial
- Most primary care physicians are probably unaware of a possible association between HPV4 and POF and may not consider reporting POF cases or prolonged missing menstrual periods to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
- Potential mechanisms of action have been postulated based on autoimmune associations with the aluminum adjuvant used and previously documented ovarian toxicity in rats from another component, polysorbate 80
- Since licensure of Gardasil in 2006, there have been about 213 VAERS reports involving amenorrhea, POF or premature menopause, 88 percent of which have been associated with Gardasil
“A Vaccine Safety Datalink POF study is planned to address an association between these vaccines and POF, but it may be years before results will be determined. Plus, POF within a few years of vaccination could be the tip of the iceberg since ovarian dysfunction manifested by months of amenorrhea may later progress to POF,” the press release reads.
In Ireland over 400 girls now claim to be seriously disabled by the virus – with testimony after testimony from once healthy and active young girls who’s lives will never be the same again.
For more on Ireland’s Gardasil Injury epidemic visit www.regret.ie
If you have yet to watch the award winning documentary ‘The Greater Good’ we recommend it as essential viewing. It follows several families who have children severely affected by Vaccinations including primarily the Gardasil HPV Vaccine.